Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released Rhode Island's results from the third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey. The study, drawing upon data from over 12,000 small business owners, provides new insights into state and local business environments across the nation.
"After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, Rhode Island's small businesses have again rated it as the least friendly state in the nation," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Rhode Island continues to fail its small businesses in this regard."
Some of the key findings for Rhode Island include:
A copy of the survey's full methodology and analysis paper is available upon request. Please email Thumbtack's Chief Economist, Jon Lieber, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.